California Southern District

Courts Are Split on the Interest Rate for Unsecured Creditors of a Solvent Debtor

California judge disagrees with a Texas judge and rules that creditors of a solvent debtor are not entitled to the higher state judgment rate or the higher contract rate.

How to Draft a Judgment to Be Nondischargeable in Bankruptcy

To be nondischargeable, a stipulated judgment must lay out facts showing the debt was incurred by false representation or actual fraud.

State Laws on Tracing Determine Whether Tax Refunds Are Exempt

Differing state laws govern the exemption of tax refunds for individuals.

Supreme Court’s Upcoming FDCPA Decision Also May Govern RICO Suits

California district courts split on whether filing stale claims violates RICO.